Is upset by what has happened [see 1017], but does not know how CD's note reached Grey.
Haverfordwest | South Wales
Saturday | Nov. 6
My dear Darwin
Your letter of the 3
I remember receiving the note of yours you have alluded to and thought I had destroyed it at the time, but how, or by what unfair means it has been most wickedly sent to Governor Grey I am quite at a loss to know It gives me great concern to think, that I should in any way be the means of placing you in such a disagreeable position, and rest assured it will ever be a matter of deep regret to your very faithful friend | J Lort Stokes
P.S. | I shall endeavour to find out the mischief maker.
- f1 1019.f1Stokes later concluded that CD's original letter had been sent to his printers mixed in with proof-sheets. See letters to Robert FitzRoy, 23 November , and to J. L. Stokes, [c. 26 November 1846].